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From: gldrgidr@...
Date: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:21 PM
Subject: Launching

I haven't tested this but I have heard it from others.  Normal rubber stretches about three times it's length.  Silicone stretches about 6 times it's length to give the same pull.  This means that you have to pull the silicone high start back twice as far to get the same height.  I'm 65 and  I tend to choose less effort over more.  There's also a matter of needing a longer field.  But you can't beat the price!